2021 ANNUAL HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
The 2021 Ninth Annual Humanistic Management Conference will take place online and is brought to you by our Chapters from around the world on the theme of Solutions.
Our 2021 conference will take place online, centred on the contributions of our Chapters from around the world. The theme is Solutions.
We all use the word solution numerous times on any single day and yet we may not always have a clear view on what actually is a solution. We want to hire solution-oriented people to join our organizations; we want politicians to offer solutions to the challenges we face; we want businesses to provide products and services that deliver solutions; and we ourselves want to feel productive by developing and implementing solutions. But who will be able to derive meaningful benefits from those solutions? Who determines what resources are provided for solutions geared towards maintaining the status quo versus those challenging it?
Solutions are wanting in this world, but what differentiates a solution from a quick fix or a remedy, (how) can we know if a hailed solution will create adverse side effects? For how long must a solution provide a solution to be a solution? Why are we so receptive for the temptations of solutionist narratives?
These are some of the questions we will discuss at this year’s edition of the Annual Humanistic Management Conference, but to enrich our practical understanding of the theme, we shall also provide plenty of examples of policies, organizations and individuals that deliver solutions aligned to Humanistic Management principles.
We are most grateful to our partners, sponsors and donors for supporting us with the technology needs and organizational efforts to enhance your conference experience that we are happy to bring to you free of charge.
To provide you with a valuable conference experience we have built an interactive program spanning three days to offer you keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels and even online networking opportunities. While our 2021 Annual Humanistic Management Conference is brought to you online, it is still delivered in the same spirit of providing you with a rich and fun conference experience.
Come join us at the 2021 Ninth Annual Humanistic Management Conference – together we make impact towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet.
On behalf of everyone at the Humanistic Management Network we look forward to welcoming you.
The Conference Organizing Committee
Please welcome with us outstanding speakers delivering impactful messages in service of our shared endeavor to work on solutions for a more sustainable and more equitable planet.
In Conversation with Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank, pioneering the concepts of microcredit and social business, founding more than 50 Social Business companies in Bangladesh.
For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.” At the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Professor Yunus was conferred with the Olympic Laurel award for his extensive work in sports for development, bringing the concept of social business to the sports world.
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. We are absolutely delighted to welcome Professor Muhammad Yunus to a fireside chat at our 2021 International Humanistic Management Conference.
Abayomi Akinyeye is currently a lecturer at the University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria.
Wolfgang Amann has been designing and delivering executive education seminars for more than 20 years.
Media scholar and philosopher. Cyberpunk. Doctor of Humanities in the field of Art Sciences.
Alim Beveridge is Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China.
Philipp Budka is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna.
Nadav Eyal is winner of the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most important journalism award, and author of Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization.
Phil Foxton is the Development Operations Lead for Radical Forge, a video games company based in the North East of England.
FU Pingping is currently a Professor of OB in University of Nottingham Ningbo China.
Red Freeman is Chief Creative Officer at games development studio Radical Forge Ltd. in North-East England.
Adnan Hadziselimovic (also known as Dr Adnan Hadzi) is resident academic at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta.
Paul is a founder member of the UK Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network and a member of its steering group.
Ian Hughes holds a joint position as Senior Policy Advisor in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and as a Senior Research Fellow with MaREI.
William Hynes is a Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and the Head of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Unit at the OECD.
Samira has worked for the UK Home Office, the UK Office for National Statistics and the university of Bedfordshire.
Enitan Ibironke is a Lawyer by profession, a seasoned Trainer, Certified Etiquette Coach, trained Journalist and Brand Strategist.
Mari Iizuka is professor of management at Doshisha Universit in Kyoto, Japan.
Fauzia Jabeen is a Professor of Management at the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University.
Gerald Jaideep is CEO at Medvasity Ltd., India
Pankaj Jain is the Head of the Department of Humanities & Languages and the Chair of The India Centre at FLAME University.
Iyore A. James is a Board-certified general surgeon who is also certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgery in kidney and pancreas transplantation.
Alex Joseph is a believer in humanism with over 14 years of experience in media and education sectors.
Marios I. Katsioloudes is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Cyprus.
Sabine Keller is responsible for fundraising communication and legacy at Light for the World, Switzerland.
Shiban Khan is an assistant professor at the College of the North Atlantic in Qatar.
Katarzyna is a fellow in cultural management and cultural policy at the Jagiellonian University.
Janko is an Industrial Psychologist and Managing Director of Human Interest.
Naoki Kuriyama is Professor of HR management and Dean of the Department of Business Administration at Soka University, Tokyo.
Mohan Lal Agarwal is President of the Indo Gulf Management Association.
Alina M. Landowska is assistant professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw.
Carlos Largacha-Martínez is a consultant & futurologist with a holistic professional formation.
Aura leads the Humanistic Management Network’s South Africa Chapter and is a consultant in change and transition management.
Pauline Mc Charles is a lifelong social Entrepreneur with an MA in Organizational Development.
Alyssa Jade McDonald – Bärtl is a social entrepreneur.
Pawel is PR Lead at 11 bit studios a Warsaw-based company producing and publishing video games.
Qian Moxing is the General Manager of the China Factory of the century-old American firm Wahl Clippers Co., Ltd.
Mashudu Ndadza is Diversity, Inclusion and Transformation specialist at a leading financial services organisation.
Kemi teaches business ethics, managerial anthropology, and sustainability management at the Lagos Business School.
Ayobami Ojebode is professor of Applied Communication in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan.
Fatai Olajobi is CEO and Performance / Change Management Consultant at Neo-Neurons Concept.
Gloria Origgi is senior researcher (Directeur de Recherche) at CNRS in Paris, Institut Nicod.
Ivana Pais is Professor of Economic Sociology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Michal Palasz is culture & media manager, activist and academic teacher working at Jagiellonian University.
Robert Pearl is, in essence, a Social Entrepreneur for most of his professional life
Lamona is an HR Practitioner, passionate about changing the world one person at a time.
Mr. Paresh Rawal, an environmentalist and social activist, is founder of Gramoday Eco village Network, Dharampur village, Gujrat, India.
Bruno Roche is the founder and leader of the Economics of Mutuality platform and previously served as the Chief Economist at Mars, Incorporated.
Angélica is co-founder of Alimi Impact Ventures and managing director of the Climate-Smart Institute.
Marcin Safranow is IT Director at Huuuge Games in Poland, connecting millions of players.
Fabio Segura is Co-CEO at Jacobs Foundation (JF) where he shares the responsibility for the overall success of the organization, while leading the development and execution of its 2030 strategy.
Alec commissions Business and Management books across the UK, Europe and Africa for Palgrave Macmillan.
Dnyaneshwar Shelke is Chief Operating Officer at BVG India Ltd. For the Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Harpreet A De Singh, the first lady CEO of an Indian Airline, has a Doctorate in Ethical Business Management with Divinity, Purity and Soul consciousness.
Ruth Slater is a freelance researcher and writer and a member of the UK Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network.
Miriam Suchet is consultant and coach for excellence in change with extensive experience in IT consulting and management.
Khosana Tladi is director of Transformation, Employment Equity and Diversity at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa.
Shiv Tripathi is Vice Chancellor at Atmiya University, Rajkot, India.
Swami Tyagvallabhdas is spiritual leader and President of Atmiya, University, India.
Allan Villegas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate of entrepreneurial ecosystem studies at HEC Paris in Qatar.
Ernst von Kimakowitz is passionate about strengthening the positive impact of business.
Jianbo Wang is the Director of the Center for the Humanities and Business Ethics at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), starting in 2017.
Rob is Professor of Management and Organisational Learning at the University of Chichester, UK.
Katarzyna Wodniak is an Honorary Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin and an Assistant Professor at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw.
Adrian Wright is Deputy Head of the School of Management and the Director of iROWE at the University of Central Lancashire.
The conference will run over three days commencing on November 24th at 8:30am CET and closing on November 26th 8:30pm CET. To provide an interesting, fruitful and fun conference to our speakers, guests and delegates we have built an exciting program for this conference that will be delivered online. You can view the program and conference guide, the call for papers, a short introduction to Humanistic Management and other information under the links below.
Below you can find the videos from the individual conference sessions
Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs: Education, Gender & Inequality
Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs: Health and Wellbeing
Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs: Decarbonisation & Energy
Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs: Sustainable Food, Land & Water
Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs: Sustainable Cities & Communities
Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs: A Digital Journey
2021 HM Conference Day 1 Poland Chapter Session: New socio-cultural trends resulting from technology
2021 HM Conference Day 1 Colombia Session: Creating intelligent teams: Inspiration and connection
2021 HM Conference Day 2 Austria Session: REVOLT + SOLUTIONS = Revolution? Evolutions?
2021 HM Conference Day 2 Austria Key Messages: REVOLT + SOLUTIONS = Revolution? Evolutions?
2021 HM Conference Day 2 India Session: Humanistic Solutions for Society 5.0
2021 HM Conference Day 2 Global Session: What is Entrepreneurship if not Social?
2021 HM Conference Day 2 Global Session: Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus
2021 HM Conference Day 2 GCC Session: Heartful Entrepreneurship
2021 HM Conference Day 2 Nigeria Session: The Imperative of Culture& Values
2021 HM Conference Day 3 China Session: Solution: Humanistic leadership and sustainability
2021 HM Conference Day 3 UK Session: Solutions for humanising business school curricula
2021 HM Conference Day 3 Global Session: New Approaches to Economic Challenges
2021 HM Conference Day 3 South Africa Session: Decoding a thriving work environment
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
The Humanistic Management Network is most grateful to our sponsors and partners who share our passion for working towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet. Without their generous support this conference would not be possible. If you are interested in joining forces please do get in touch with email@example.com to discuss tailored partnership options.
The Institute of Social Ethics ISE undertakes research and teaching contexts in social ethics including scientific reflection on the ethical dimension of social contexts, challenges and issues, institutions, structures, and systems.
The Humanistic Management Center (HMC) is a think tank, learning institution and advisory firm supporting organizations in transforming towards a humanistic management paradigm.
We are truly happy for the support we are receiving from organizations that share our passion for a humanistic management paradigm.
Association for Management Education and Development (AMED) is a long-established membership organisation and educational charity devoted to developing people and organisations.
The Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina-AREANDINA, is a 35,000+ students inclusive University in Colombia, with campuses in three main cities and virtual national coverage. In Central America we have two campuses in Panama and Costa Rica. We are part of the Ilumno Network.
The mission of ATMIYA University is to nurture creative thinkers and leaders through transformative learning. ATMIYA University emphasizes to train young minds in consonance with the doctrines of higher education and human values. The aim of this University is to spread eternal happiness and to create a happy society in letter and spirit.
The Department of Media Studies at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, is one of the most vibrant and academically rigorous centres of media higher education in India. A member of the UNESCO – Media & Information Literacy Alliance, the Department is committed to create a media literate society driven by professional competence and service-oriented principles.
The Climate-Smart Institute is a think-tank for leveraging Climate Innovation by bringing together technology, entrepreneurship and awareness for pro-climate businesses in Latin America.
The Deep Institutional Innovation for Sustainability and Human Development (DIIS) project sees clear evidence that current social institutions are not optimal, either for human flourishing or for addressing global challenges.
The Economics of Mutuality is a groundbreaking management innovation based on fifteen years of in-depth academic research and business practice. It is completing capitalism by creating a mutuality of benefits among all stakeholders.
GWC is a global platform for people to share, learn, inspire each other and empower others, with a vision to enable every woman to contribute to a better world.
Humanists UK is a national charity and campaigning organisation. Through its ‘Humanists in Business’ network, it provides support to people in the workplace who may have a humanistic worldview and seeks to promote an approach to business and management aligned with humanistic principles.
Ignite provides a platform that connects like-minded people, especially students, businesses and speakers through our conference and the content we provide on the topics of leadership, company culture and organizational design.
Indo-Gulf Management Association is mandated to inspire all stakeholders to Reimagine, Research and Reskill our ecosystems especially in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council member Countries (GCC).
INDIAN OBSERVER POST is a part of GOLDEN SIGNATURES RESEARCH & CONSULTING and a new, constructive media platform which provides news for India.
Cultural Organization Research Institute – IBOK: The goal of the association is to conduct research in the field of culture and to support management processes in organizations related to creative activities, cultural education and heritage.
India CSR is India’s largest repository of information and knowledge on CSR that offers networking and promotion opportunities of CSR innovations and success.
Institute of Culture of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland teaches and explores culture management, media management and humanistic management in the spirit of contemporary culture.
Light for the World is a global disability & development organization, breaking down barriers to enrich society and unlock the potential in all of us.
MaREI is a leading Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation co-ordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork.
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) was founded with the Vision of being a global learning hub, a unique gurukul to nurture courageous global change leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative learning.
Nottingham University Business School China is committed to shaping the future of responsible business and management in an increasingly inter-connected world.
This conference enjoyed tireless engagement and support of many members of the Humanistic Management Community.
- Wolfgang Amman (HEC Paris in Qatar / HMN Board Member)
- Emmanuel Barreto (HMN Switzerland)
- Pingping Fu (University of Nottingham Ningbo China / HMN China)
- Markus Glatz-Schmallegger (ValUse.at / HMN Austria)
- Mari Iizuka (Doshisha University / HMN Japan)
- Shiban Khan (College of the North Atlantic / HMN Qatar)
- Agnieszka Konior (Jagiellonian University / HMN Poland)
- Janko Kotzé (Human Interest / HMN South Africa)
- Carlos Largacha (Universidad Areandina / HMN Colombia)
- Aura Mbolela (HMN South Africa)
- Kemi Ogunyemi (Lagos Business School / HMN Nigeria)
- Michal Palasz (Jagiellonian University / HMN Poland)
- Weronika Pokojska (Technoseum Mannheim / HMN Poland)
- Ruth Slater (HMN UK)
- Orane Stepczynski (Swatch Group / HMN Switzerland)
- Shiv Tripathi (Noida International University / HMN India)
- Ernst von Kimakowitz (HMN / HMC / University of Lucerne, Switzerland)
- Michal K. Lemanski (Nottingham University Business School, China)
- Michal Palasz (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; HMN Poland)
- Joanna Tusznio (Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
- Ernst von Kimakowitz (HMN / HMC / University of Lucerne)
- Kasia Wodniak (Department of Management, University of Social Sciences in Warsaw, Poland & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
PREVIOUS ANNUAL CONFERENCES
Navigate to previous editions of the Annual Humanistic Management Conference.
The 2020 Eighth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on November, 4. – 6. It was our first conference held fully online
The 2019 Seventh Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October, 10. – 11. in Krakow, Poland, hosted by the Jagiellonian University.
The 2018 Sixth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 1st – 2nd in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India, hosted by CMR University.
The 2017 Fifth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 5th – 6th in Tübingen, Germany, hosted by the Weltethos Institut.
The 2016 Fourth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 13th – 14th in Tübingen, Germany, hosted by the Weltethos Institut.
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